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Politics Quotes
I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.

JEANE KIRKPATRICK

I was known as the chief grave robber of my state.

DAN QUAYLE

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

BARRY GOLDWATER

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.

BILL MOYERS

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.

MEG GREENFIELD

If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.

WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN

If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

If the United Nations is a country unto itself, then the commodity it exports most is words.

ESTHER B. FEIN

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.

NELSON MANDELA

If there is to be a human future, we must bring ourselves into balanced relationship with one another and the Earth. This requires building economies with heart.

DAVID KORTEN

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.

EMMA GOLDMAN

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

LOUIS D. BRANDEIS

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.

NOAM CHOMSKY

If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.

HYMAN RICKOVER

If you don't like the President, it costs you 90 bucks to fly to Washington to picket. If you don't like the Governor, it costs you 60 bucks to fly to Albany to picket. If you don't like me, 90 cents.

EDWARD KOCH

If you go to one demonstration and then go home, that's something, but the people in power can live with that. What they can't live with is sustained pressure that keeps building, organisations that keep doing things, people that keep learning lessons from the last time and doing it better the next time.

NOAM CHOMSKY

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

WINSTON CHURCHILL

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.

BARACK OBAMA

Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it.

DAN QUAYLE

I'm going to be a vice president very much like George Bush was. He proved to be a very effective vice president, perhaps the most effective we've had in a couple of hundred years.

DAN QUAYLE

I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!

WILL ROGERS

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.

J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

GEORGE ORWELL

In George Bush you get experience, and with me you get - The Future!

DAN QUAYLE

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport.

DICK GREGORY

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.

CHARLES DE GAULLE

In our age there is no such thing as "keeping out of politics." All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

GEORGE ORWELL

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.

P. J. O'ROURKE

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.

CHARLES DE GAULLE

In politics nothing is contemptible.

BENJAMIN DISRAELI

In politics the middle way is none at all.

JOHN ADAMS

In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.

JESSE JACKSON

In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.

H. G. WELLS

In really hard times the rules of the game are altered. The inchoate mass begins to stir. It becomes potent, and when it strikes, . . . it strikes with incredible emphasis. Those are the rare occasions when a national will emerges from the scattered, specialized, or indifferent blocs of voters who ordinarily elect the politicians. Those are for good or evil the great occasions in a nation's history. (1931)

WALTER LIPPMANN

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.

H. L. MENCKEN

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.

H. L. MENCKEN

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.

RONALD REAGAN

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.

DOUG LARSON

It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms.

HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR.

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

MOHANDAS GANDHI

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

JOSEPH STALIN

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.

HENRIK IBSEN

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.

GEORGE MACDONALD

It may well be that our means are fairly limited and our possibilities restricted when it comes to applying pressure on our government. But is this a reason to do nothing? Despair is nor an answer. Neither is resignation. Resignation only leads to indifference, which is not merely a sin but a punishment

ELIE WIESEL

Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God.

MARK TWAIN

It's rural America. It's where I came from. We always refer to ourselves as real America. Rural America, real America, real, real, America.

DAN QUAYLE

It's time for the human race to enter the solar system.

DAN QUAYLE

I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.

ANN RICHARDS

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.

OLIVER STONE

I've never professed to be anything but an average student.

DAN QUAYLE

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.

ISAAC ASIMOV

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.

BLAISE PASCAL

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

DANIEL WEBSTER

Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a challenge it is, because in 1988 the question is whether we're going forward to tomorrow or whether we're going to go past to the - to the back!

DAN QUAYLE

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.

WILLIAM E. GLADSTONE

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

KAHLIL GIBRAN

Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper and more rounded personalities. Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people, but politics and art.

ALAN DEAN FOSTER

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it's the rule.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

Man is by nature a political animal.

ARISTOTLE

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.

THOMAS B. MACAULAY

More things in politics happen by accident or exhaustion than happen by conspiracy.

JEFF GREENFIELD

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

My creed is that public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation with full recognition that every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration, that constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought, that smears are not only to be expected but fought, that honor is to be earned, not bought.

MARGARET CHASE SMITH

My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will, never, never surrender to what is right.

DAN QUAYLE

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been across the street at work for a while, they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR

Naturally, when it comes to voting, we in Texas are accustomed to discerning that fine hair's-breadth worth of difference that makes one hopeless dipstick slightly less awful than the other. But it does raise the question: Why bother? Oh, it's just that your life is at stake.

MOLLY IVINS

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.

HENRY A. KISSINGER

Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.

LILY TOMLIN

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.

WINSTON CHURCHILL

No public interest is anything other or nobler than a massed accumulation of private interests.

MARK TWAIN

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action.

EMMA GOLDMAN

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.

HARRY S TRUMAN

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

PLATO

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.

THURGOOD MARSHALL

People who don't vote have no line of credit with people who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who act against our interests.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

NEWT GINGRICH

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.

ROBERT FROST

Political convulsions, like geological upheavings, usher in new epochs of the world's progress.

WENDELL PHILLIPS

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

NIKITA KRUSHCHEV

Politics are not the task of a Christian.

DIETRICH BONHOEFFER

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.

WILL ROGERS

Politics have no relation to morals.

NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI

Politics is but the common pulse-beat, of which revolution is the fever-spasm.

WENDELL PHILLIPS

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

WINSTON CHURCHILL

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

GROUCHO MARX

Politics is the best show in America. I love animals and I love politicians and I love to watch both of 'em play either back home in their native state or after they have been captured and sent to the zoo or to Washington.

WILL ROGERS

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

CHARLES DE GAULLE

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.

MAO TSE-TUNG

Politics would be a helluva good business if it weren't for the goddamned people.

RICHARD M. NIXON


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